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Daily Majors: Devang Yadav, Shashank Shekhar, Sankalp Marwah & Nitin Rawat Make the Tuesday Headlines

Daily Majors: Devang Yadav, Shashank Shekhar, Sankalp Marwah & Nitin Rawat
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  • Arpit Jain October 12, 2022
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With Diwali knocking on the door, the festive season is almost upon us, and poker players had their plates full with Spartan Poker’s Diwali Celebration Series, MPL Poker’s Diwali Lakhpati Party, and PokerDangal’s Diwali Poker Festival, all running in full steam.

Young Gun Devang Yadav (opted out of our tracking) made a trailblazing return to the spotlight as he won Spartan Poker`s DCS #23 High Tuesday Big for almost 5.21 Lakhs – the day`s single-biggest score and his first title in over four months! Last month`s Millionaire Series Main Event champion, Vinayak Bajaj, was chasing his second title this month and had to settle for a runner-up payday worth 3.54 Lakhs.

The mystery reg ‘KAKAROT98$’ nailed the day`s biggest GTD tournament, Spartan Poker’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration, banking a site-best ₹4.41 Lakhs (won 4.75 Lakhs overall) while climbing to the top of the DCS High Leaderboard. Siddarth Singhvi finished runner-up for ₹2.79 Lakhs (won 2.86 Lakhs overall).

After a litany of final table finishes in the last few weeks, poker streamer Nitin Rawat finally clinched the elusive title yesterday, taking down Spartan Poker`s DCS #21 Mid The Rocket (Multi Entry) for ₹2.21 Lakhs (won 2.32 Lakhs overall)! Rawat collected enough TLB points to take over the #1 position in the DCS Mid Leaderboard! Vishal Ojha finished runner-up for ₹1.35 Lakhs (won ₹1.73 Lakhs overall).

Biplob Rana (Won DCS #26 Mid PKO for 1.01 Lakhs), ‘tribal’ (Won ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #24 High – OFC Pineapple OH for ₹91,875), Vaibhav ‘BeBoT’ Sharma (Won ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #18 Mid – Monster Stack for ₹89,810), ‘HunterAk1’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD DCS #19 Low – PLO 6 for ₹41,006), ‘Relentl$$’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #25 Low for ₹29,952) and ‘Mittu1996’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD DCS #22 Low – Hyper for ₹16,185) won the other Diwali Celebration Series tournaments on Tuesday!

Sankalp Marwah came out on top in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour to collect 2.43 Lakhs (won ₹2.70 Lakhs overall) following a heads-up deal with another mid-stakes crusher and the #2 ranked player in the annual TLB standings, Rajneesh Thakur (2nd for 1.97 Lakhs).

Karan Kapoor conquered Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3.51 Lakhs, while Mohit Mehta pocketed ₹2.12 Lakhs in second place.

Last week`s The Elite champion Shashank Shekhar is simply unstoppable! He scored a convincing victory in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR, netting ₹2.40 Lakhs (won ₹3.40 Lakhs overall)!

Manoj Kumar shipped PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost, picking up his maiden title on the site and a ₹1.69 Lakhs cash prize. Sylvester Shivraj Vankar collected ₹1.18 Lakhs in second place.

Three-time Galactic Series title holder Niteen Raj went on a rampage last night, winning two tournaments and posting FT finishes in two other events, lapping up ₹65,490 overall. He most prominently shipped Pocket52’s Pocket Jacks for ₹52,500.

Siddharth Gangwar, Nandan Pugalia, Vikas Yadav, Abhijeet Kumar, Kashish Sachdev, Raman Arora, Amit Ayare, Harsha Dhanani, and Mohsin Shaikh won the other Tuesday marquees.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

DCS #20 High – Tuesday Celebration – ₹22 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 272

Re-entries – 107

Rebuys – 189

Prize Pool – ₹22,72,000

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker user ‘KAKAROT98$’ nailed the day`s biggest GTD tournament, traversing a stacked 568-entry field in the ₹22 Lakhs GTD DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration to collect a site-best ₹4.41 Lakhs (their first title on the site) The long-time circuit reg Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi, chasing his first title in months, finished runner-up for ₹2.79 Lakhs.

Siddarth Singhvi
Siddarth Singhvi

 

‘KAKAROT98$’ cashed another two DCS tourneys yesterday, rounding up almost ₹4.75 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings and storming to the top of the DCS High Leaderboard, displacing PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha to #2.

KAKAROT98$’s Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration for ₹4,40,768

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s DCS #23 High Tuesday Big for ₹29,078

> 33rd in Spartan Poker’s DCS #21 Mid – The Rocket (Multi Entry) for ₹4,910

KAKAROT98$’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹22.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1 | Moves to #1 in the DCS High Leaderboard

The former SSS Main Event champion Siddarth Singhvi raked in almost ₹2.86 Lakhs yesterday as he posted another deep run in DCS #24 High OFC (10th for ₹6,443). His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.33 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. KAKAROT98$ – ₹4,40,768
  2. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹2,79,456
  3. Dorneviper – ₹2,01,981
  4. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – ₹1,63,357
  5. Deepankur ‘AngryPitbull’ Gupta – ₹1,29,277
  6. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹99,514
  7. Rajat ‘AimB0t’ Sharma – ₹74,067
  8. Prateek ‘praman11’ Ajmani – ₹53,619

 

DCS #23 High – Tuesday Big – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 108

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 67

Prize Pool – ₹21,70,000

Places Paid – 20

Young Gun Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav (opted out of our tracking) pulled out a coup last night by taking down a formidable 217-player field in Spartan Poker`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD DCS #23 High #TuesdayBig for almost ₹5.21 Lakhs – picking up the day`s single-largest score and ending an over four-month-long dry spell.

Devang Yadav
Devang Yadav

 

Last month`s Millionaire Series Main Event champion, Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj, was chasing his second title this month and had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹3.54 Lakhs.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

Vinayak Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.78 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #15 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.07 Crores | Ranked #19 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav – ₹5,20,800
  2. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – ₹3,53,710
  3. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar – ₹2,33,275
  4. Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand – ₹1,92,696
  5. Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan – ₹1,54,721
  6. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹1,21,303

 

DCS #21 Mid – The Rocket (Multi Entry) – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 703 (433)

Rebuys – 466

Prize Pool – ₹11,69,000

Places Paid – 103

After a litany of top finishes in the last few weeks, poker streamer Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat finally clinched the elusive title in Spartan Poker`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD DCS #21 Mid The Rocket (Multi Entry) yesterday, banking ₹2.21 Lakhs and enough TLB points to take over the #1 position in the DCS Mid Leaderboard! Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha finished runner-up for ₹1.35 Lakhs.

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat

 

Last night, Rawat made another deep run in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT (11th for ₹10,364), netting ₹2.32 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹64.89 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #21 | Moves to #1 on the DCS Mid Leaderboard

Vishal Ojha made away with over almost ₹1.73 Lakhs in Tuesday earnings from four ITM finishes, which include:

Vishal Ojha
Vishal Ojha

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s DCS #21 Mid – The Rocket (Multi Entry) for ₹1,35,487

> 12th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹17,675

> 52nd in Spartan Poker’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration for ₹11,133

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹8,600

Vishal Ojha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.15 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹56.20 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #9

Final Table Results

  1. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat – ₹2,21,409
  2. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – ₹1,35,487
  3. habzera – ₹96,793
  4. Nandan ‘RageMonster’ Pugalia – ₹73,296
  5. Mithilesh ‘StrangeSadhu’ Choubey – ₹58,333
  6. Vivek ‘chhotubhaiya’ Kumar – ₹43,696
  7. Manoj ‘mchlmanoj’ Kumar – ₹32,381
  8. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹22,094

 

DCS #26 Mid – PKO – ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 183

Re-entries – 60

Rebuys – 138

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,71,500

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,85,750

Knockout Prize Pool – ₹2,85,750

Places Paid – 31

Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana scored the winning touchdown in Spartan Poker`s ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #26 Mid PKO, outlasting a guarantee-crushing 381-strong field in the 11 PM tourney to win ₹1.01 Lakhs (₹45,788 in bounties). He chopped the title heads-up with Anup ‘Ashoka1’ Biswas (2nd for ₹66,217).

Biplob Rana
Biplob Rana

 

Biplob Rana`s online stats (Spartan Poker & Adda52) (Including HU SnGs): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.63 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana – ₹1,06,224
  2. Anup ‘Ashoka1’ Biswas – ₹60,800
  3. tribal – ₹39,998
  4. hutu001 – ₹32,093
  5. FreeMoneyy – ₹24,689
  6. ad78 – ₹19,920
  7. Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad – ₹14,619
  8. Sanchit ‘devilsancht’ Anand – ₹12,052

 

‘tribal’ (Won ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #24 High – OFC Pineapple OH for ₹91,875), Vaibhav ‘BeBoT’ Sharma (Won ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #18 Mid – Monster Stack for ₹89,810), ‘HunterAk1’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #19 Low – PLO 6 for ₹41,006), ‘Relentl$$’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD DCS #25 Low for ₹29,952) and ‘Mittu1996’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD DCS #22 Low – Hyper for ₹16,185) won the other Diwali Celebration Series tournaments on Tuesday!

 

DCS Leaderboard Standings – Day 3

High Leaderboard Standings

Last night’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration champion ‘KAKAROT98$’ (1,441 points) has taken pole position in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD DCS High leaderboard standings, displacing PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha (1,275 points) to #2 as the Chandigarh-based pro failed to add points yesterday!

The DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration third-place finisher Buhr Advirkar (1,252 points) has climbed to #3 in the standings.

RankPlayerPoint
1KAKAROT98$1,441
2Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha1,275
3Buhr 'C@arnage' Advirkar1,252
4Harsh 'Chiraunjilal Khola' Bubna1,114
5Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi983
6WhatiffGawd914
7Strangler848
8Snehil 'gaurav_arsh' Aggarwal829
9Gopal 'Mamacita' Bajaj827
10Devang 'THENERDGUY' Yadav822

 

Mid Leaderboard Standings

The DCS #21 Mid – The Rocket (Multi Entry) champion, Nitin Rawat (2,155 points), added enough points to take charge of the DCS Mid Leaderboard. Rishabh Gupta (2,036 points) and Vikhyat Ahlawat (1,574 points) are trailing the poker streamer in the #2 and #3 positions, respectively.

RankPlayerPoint
1Nitin 'NITINBAD' Rawat2,155
2Rishabh 'radda' Gupta2,036
3Vikhyat 'Super Saiyan' Ahlawat1,574
4Sony 'swAAmi' Puthussery1,335
5Ashit 'D. Carwin1' Sharma1,277
6Vigensh 'LORDE' Kumar1,114
7Anup 'Ashoka1' Biswas1,061
8Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC1,060
9Pure Vegeterian1,010
10Vishal 'Darky012' Ojha912

 

Low Leaderboard Standings

Karan Thakker (1,734 points) continues to dominate the DCS Low Leaderboard, while ‘Relentle$$’ (1,413 points) and ‘Forestwow^’ (1,300 points) have some catching up to do.

RankPlayerPoint
1Karan 'karanthakker' Thakker1,734
2Relentle$$1,413
3Forestwow^1,300
4The Supercomputer1,089
5John 'monzzard910' Raphale1,003
6LUCKYSTARS957
7Samay 'Limitless' Singh Modi906
8Prabhas 'Baba_Tufaani' Sharma883
9Mittu1996883
10Ganesh25806

 

‘Kape’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider for ₹32,320) won the other Spartan Poker marquee last night.

 

PokerBaazi

The Endeavour – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 229

Re-entries – 225

Prize Pool – ₹15,89,000

Places Paid – 49

PokerBaazi’s Tuesday headliner ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour played down to a heads-up faceoff between two mid-stakes crushers – Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah and Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur! The duo struck a deal, and Marwah walked away with the title and a ₹2.43 Lakhs payday (his second-best career finish).

Sankalp Marwah
Sankalp Marwah

 

The #2 ranked player in the annual TLB (points) standings, Rajneesh Thakur, pocketed ₹1.97 Lakhs in second place – his third time placing runner-up in the Tuesday flagship.

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur

 

Sankalp Marwah put on quite the show yesterday, lapping up ₹2.70 Lakhs across five deep runs, including a runner-up finish in the ₹1 LAC GTD SPRINT.

His top Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹2,42,503

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s ₹1 LAC GTD SPRINT for ₹20,547

Sankalp Marwah’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹24.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #42

Like Marwah, Rajneesh Thakur scored in multiple events, seven to be precise, netting ₹2.40 Lakhs overall.

His top Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹1,96,856

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration for ₹22,493

Rajneesh Thakur’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.68 Crores | Ranked #2 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The winningest player on our tracked database, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, locked in ₹1.51 Lakhs through two deep runs, which include:

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹1,35,065

> 30th in Spartan Poker’s DCS #20 High Tuesday Celebration for ₹15,677

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.49 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.84 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.34 Crores | Ranked #13 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #8 in Annual Profits

Final Table Results

  1. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – ₹2,42,503*
  2. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹1,96,856*
  3. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,35,065
  4. sumeetreply1 – ₹1,11,230
  5. Samyak ‘stonedurrr’ Sethi – ₹95,340
  6. EspenJorstad – ₹79,450
  7. Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora – ₹63,560
  8. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta – ₹47,670

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Daily Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,380

Entries – 421

Re-entries – 368

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 131

Manoj ‘Karwasra33’ Kumar trounced a field of 789 entrants in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost, clinching his maiden title on the site and the hefty ₹1.69 Lakhs up top. Sylvester ‘Bonty7510’ Shivraj Vankar finished runner-up for ₹1.18 Lakhs.

Manoj Kumar’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹5.16 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Manoj ‘Karwasra33’ Kumar – ₹1,68,700
  2. Sylvester ‘Bonty7510’ Shivraj Vankar – ₹1,17,500
  3. Saurav ‘eternalgambler’ Gupta – ₹81,900
  4. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹57,000
  5. Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh – ₹39,800
  6. anguishedTrap18 – ₹27,800
  7. momina6 – ₹19,300
  8. The Old Lady – ₹13,400

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 269

Re-entries – 201

Prize Pool – ₹7,05,000

Places Paid – 54

Nandan ‘ragemonster’ Pugalia shipped PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1.41 Lakhs, bagging his second-best score on the site and his first title in almost a month. He bested PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (2nd for ₹99,335) heads-up en route to taking down the 9 PM marquee for the first time!

Nandan Pugalia
Nandan Pugalia

 

Nandan Pugalia locked in ₹1.52 Lakhs yesterday through three ITM finishes on PokerBaazi, which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,41,705

> 22nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) Afternoon Boost for ₹5,640

> 52nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹4,100

Nandan Pugalia’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹27.29 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹7.26 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

The Lawyer-turned-poker pro Ashish Ahuja bagged ₹1.04 Lakhs through two deep runs and one bounty. His Tuesday finishes include:

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹99,335

> 51st in Spartan Poker’s DCS #21 Mid The Rocket for ₹3,249

Ashish Ahuja’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.57 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.90 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #21 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.98 Crores | Ranked #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes & Net Profits)

Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora filled in ₹77,041 in Tuesday winnings through three ITM finishes, which include:

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹63,873

> 12th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹8,600

> 37th in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) Afternoon Boost for ₹4,568

Vaibhav Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.2 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.36 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #17

Final Table Results

  1. Nandan ‘ragemonster’ Pugalia – ₹1,41,705
  2. Ashish &